10 Things You Didn’t Know About Halle Berry
8. 2nd Bond Girl to Win an Academy Award.
After Kim Bassinger, Berry is the 2nd Bond girl to have won an Academy Award.
In the 2002 James Bond release, “Die Another Day,” 007 is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul who is funding the development of an international space weapon. What Bond (Pierce Brosnan) finds is a stunning young woman (Berry) who happens to also be a covert CIA agent on the same case.
Of the 23 James Bond feature films, Halle Berry is the 4th black actress to portray a Bond girl. Including the most recent Bond Film, there have been only five black bond women including: Naomi Harris in “Skyfall” (2012); Halle Berry in “Die Another Day” (2002); Grace Jones in “A View To A Kill” (1985); Gloria Hendry in “Live And Let Die” (1973); Trina Parks in “Diamonds Are Forever” (1973).